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Thursday 21st March 2019

Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research Awarded to NIH Clinical Immunologist

 Dr. Helen Su, a clinical immunologist who has made key discoveries into the genetic causes of rare immune system diseases in children, has been awarded the fourth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Promotes Colon Tumor Growth in Mice

Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day caused mice predisposed to colon cancer to develop larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Clearing the Air

Pulmonologist Dr. Fernando Martinez hopes that a simple questionnaire can help identify patients with COPD who are undiagnosed—and improve countless lives around the globe.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Preparing for an Anthrax Attack: Triage Checklist Could Optimize Treatment of Exposed Populations

A short checklist of signs and symptoms could be a critical tool for directing limited medical resources to the most urgent cases of anthrax following a mass exposure to the deadly bacterium.

Friday 15th March 2019

Students Celebrate Next Step in Medical Career with Match Day

This year's match, announced on March 15, was the largest on record.

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Tech Therapy

Gerontologist Dr. Sara Czaja studies how technology can help older adults live happier, healthier, more active lives.

Friday 8th March 2019

Physician Assistants Program Prepares Graduates for Critical Role in Healthcare

On Feb. 25, 42 students in the Class of 2021 earned their short white coats during the annual white coat ceremony, launching the next phase of their medical careers.

Thursday 7th March 2019

Acclaimed Immunologist Carl Nathan Awarded Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award

Dr. Carl Nathan, chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the institution’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo Named Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, a leading physician-scientist who specializes in pancreatic cancer and drug development, has been named chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective June 1. 

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Sickeningly Sweet

Biochemist Dr. Lewis Cantley is finding increasing evidence of a strong connection between sugar and cancer.

Friday 1st March 2019

Coordinated Action Needed to Fix the Gender Gap in Global Health Leadership, Study Says

Despite comprising up to 80 percent of global health faculty members and workers, women hold only a fraction of global health leadership roles.

Thursday 28th February 2019

Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine

Awards, honors, prizes and achievements for the month of February.

Dr. Dolores Lamb Honored With Two Prestigious Mentoring Awards

Ten doctoral students, 17 post-doctoral fellows and nearly 100 clinical research fellows: These are all of the...

Friday 22nd February 2019

50 Years of Excellence: Travelers Summer Research Fellowship

On the heels of the civil rights movement, a small, Ivy League medical school in New York City, long committed to advancing diversity in medicine and science, launched a summer fellowship program designed to do just that.

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Most Causes of Healthcare Fragmentation Not Related to Medical Need

Most of the reasons why American patients receive care from multiple providers are related to numerous modifiable causes such as patient preferences, physician referrals and health system factors —not medical need—according to a qualitative study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.  

Friday 15th February 2019

Diverse Teams Converge to Solve Healthcare Problems at Weekend Hackathon

The third annual NYC Health Hackathonbrought together nearly 200 students and faculty members from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell’s Ithaca campus, and several local and national academic institutions, to develop high-tech healthcare innovations. 

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Researchers Create the First Anatomical Map of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Healthy Human Tissues

Researchers have long known that dysfunction in the body’s innate immune system breaks the first line of defense against invading pathogens, enabling diseases to flourish unchecked.

Monday 11th February 2019

Cornell Creates Multicollege Center for Immunology

Building on Cornell’s decades of fundamental and comparative research in the immunological sciences, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced the creation of a new Cornell Center for Immunology.

Friday 8th February 2019

Delivering Hope

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is every parent’s worst nightmare: a rare and incurable type of brain cancer that affects young children. Dr. Mark Souweidane decided to make curing this cancer his “Holy Grail”—and his progress since then has been impressive.

Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Insights on Public Health

Chelsea Clinton is a public health advocate, researcher and educator. But being a mother has deepened her passion for children’s health, she explained in a talk on Feb. 5 at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Wednesday 6th February 2019

New Antimicrobial Resistance Mechanism Uncovered in Hunt for TB New Drug

An investigation by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists has yielded two breakthroughs in the pursuit of combating growing resistance to tuberculosis treatments. 

Thursday 31st January 2019

Dr. Joseph J. Fins Wins Award from the American College of Physicians

Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill...

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Immunotherapy May Help Patients with Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Treating patients with advanced, metastatic esophageal cancer with an immune-system boosting drug called pembrolizumab, known by its brand name Keytruda, led to regression of tumors in some patients, according to results of a phase 2 clinical trial led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Thursday 24th January 2019

Great Strides

A recent alumna runs the World Marathon Challenge

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Two Advances in Understanding Lymphomas May Lead to New Therapies

New studies from Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have revealed the importance of two gene-regulation proteins in the development of common immune cell cancers called lymphomas.

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